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Anchorage tries to bring virus vaccines to the underserved

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The city of Anchorage has ramped up efforts to provide underserved communities with the coronavirus vaccine. The city has provided workers from a contracted vaccine provider to administer shots at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. Alaska Public Media reports that the measure is part of an effort to make the vaccine accessible to groups who may normally be unable to obtain the vaccine. That includes people without health insurance and people who speak limited English. The city has created vaccine clinics in sports arenas, hotels and churches. Anchorage has also targeted the LGBTQ+ and Hmong communities and hospitality workers.

 

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